The time and date is:
5:56 am Friday, 20 October 2017
* Home

Sections
* Ballads
* Ballad Features
* Burns
* McGonagall
* Other Poetry
* Scottish Writers
* Scots Glossary

Poets
* Alphabetical List
* Featured List

Poems
* List of Topics

Songs
* Scottish Songs
* Modern Songs

Submissions
* Submit a Poem
* Submit a Song

Policies
* Copyright
* Permission
* Privacy
* Standards

Web Links
* Other Sites

Contact
* About Us
* E-mail Us

After The Masterpiece ©

Josephine Duthie
Aberdeen, Scotland
1998

Sunlight steals the darkness,
bathes demented dust floors
in a sleepless passion.
Heavy linseed vapour
soaks the air with desire
and hangs in the stillness.

Headless tubes lie scattered,
bleed expression, and twist
in perpetual agony.
Above bristle heads weep
and weave coloured threads
of kaleidoscopic waste.

Their emotions, discarded
like cobwebbed tapestries
settle silently on vinyl tiles.
Images now stillborn,
obscene in their frankness
drown in hungry canvas.

Frenetic yesterdays,
the aftermath of all genius
rests in the stillness.



Web Site by IT-SERVE © 1999 - 2017 All Rights Reserved Return to top